This study investigates the use of an ORC as heat recovery unit in a natural gas pipeline compression station powered by a gas turbine with the aim of increasing the process energy efficiency. A flexible Matlab® suite, able to investigate both subcritical and supercritical cycle, has been developed for the plant sizing and for the part-load simulation. The methodology to compute the system energetic performance is discussed. The ORC configuration that guarantees the maximum power output (7.22 MWe) is identified. The yearly electricity yield (42615.9 MWh) reveals good perspectives of implementing ORC with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of gas compression stations.

Off-design study of a waste heat recovery ORC module in gas pipelines recompression station

Gómez-Aláez, Sonia L.;Brizzi, Veronica;ALFANI, DARIO;Silva, Paolo;Giostri, Andrea;Astolfi, Marco
2017

Abstract

This study investigates the use of an ORC as heat recovery unit in a natural gas pipeline compression station powered by a gas turbine with the aim of increasing the process energy efficiency. A flexible Matlab® suite, able to investigate both subcritical and supercritical cycle, has been developed for the plant sizing and for the part-load simulation. The methodology to compute the system energetic performance is discussed. The ORC configuration that guarantees the maximum power output (7.22 MWe) is identified. The yearly electricity yield (42615.9 MWh) reveals good perspectives of implementing ORC with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of gas compression stations.
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